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aussie_teacher



Joined: 01 May 2004
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Location: UAE

PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2004 6:41 am    Post subject: on a lighter note... Reply with quote

I was wondering what foreign lecturers wear in the heat of Saudi. Do they teach in formal wear, or can they wear board shorts and thongs?
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johnslat



Joined: 21 Jan 2003
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Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2004 10:35 am    Post subject: Dress right dress Reply with quote

Dear aussie_teacher,
I always dressed in short-sleeved shirts and slacks - started off with regular shoes, but eventually ended up in sneakers (more comfortable). Very informal - but that was the IPA; can't say for sure it'd be the same everywhere else (at universities, for example).
Regards,
John
P.S. I'd not pack the thongs - hmm, do you mean "thongs" as on the feet (i.e. sandals) or these sort:

http://www.thongs-shop.com/

and "board shorts" (whatever they may be - must be "aussie terminology".)
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aussie_teacher



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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2004 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

THONGS OF THE FEET!!!
LOL
I'm not that kinda guy!(Not that there is anything wrong with that....)
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johnslat



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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2004 10:48 am    Post subject: Two thongs don't make one right Reply with quote

Dear aussie_teacher,
Ah, in that case - there were a few who wore "foot thongs" at the IPA, but no shorts, board or otherwise,
Regards.
John
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Stephen Jones



Joined: 21 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2004 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you work for a private contractor, you will almost certainly be expected to wear a tie.

if you work for a government institution then slacks or chinos and open neck collared shirts are the norm in the warmer months.

Don't even dream of wearing shorts.
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Cleopatra



Joined: 28 Jun 2003
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2004 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a female teacher, you can get away with pretty much anything so long as it's for female eyes only, which makes a change from the restrictions of 'public' dress in the Kingdom.
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